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The Female (1959)

La femme et le pantin (original title)
Handsome and rich Spanish gentleman abandons his wife and riches for his love of a young girl of poor stock who taunts and degrades him. Only after she has humbled him mercilessly does she offer him her love in the end.

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Manuela
Daniel Ivernel ...
Berthier
Darío Moreno ...
Arabadjian
Michel Roux ...
Albert
Jacques Mauclair ...
Stanislas Marchand
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Sidney
Espanita Cortez ...
Maria Teresa
Claude Godard ...
Mercedès
Rivers Cadet ...
Le passager du bus
Germaine Michel ...
La passagère du bus
Dominique Zardi ...
Un marin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Beckers ...
Une danseuse
Paul Bonifas ...
L'aubergiste
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Handsome and rich Spanish gentleman abandons his wife and riches for his love of a young girl of poor stock who taunts and degrades him. Only after she has humbled him mercilessly does she offer him her love in the end.

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She couldn't love a man completely 'til she brought him down to her own passionate level! See more »

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The first color movie for director Julien Duvivier. See more »

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Version of The Woman and the Puppet (1920) See more »

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When Bardot made puppets out of men !
16 July 2000 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

She is a good looking bimbo from a family with no history, he is a high class aristocrat... a bit dour... He loves her for what she offers : her charming looks but she wants him for more that a night shift...

BB will play with her puppet until he is tired and surrenders to her. Women have their ways !

An enjoyable movie about intelligent men who turn stupid in front of apparently, but only apparently, stupid women.

Good actors and Spain as a backdrop (unusual). If God already had created Woman, he probably created Man after her.


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